Reviews

  • Review: Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified (Vita)

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II has just hit the market, and along side, the Playstation Vita receives it's first entry in the CoD series. Is it something worth diving into, or should it have been redacted from the records?

  • Intel to Merge Xeon and Itanium in 2015-2017

    The future of much criticized Intel Itanium processor is often blurry. In fact, it was even a matter of recent court spat between ORACLE and HP, where ORACLE wanted to abandon Itanium altogether. Thus, Intel is making a strategic move to ensure the future of this niche product line.

  • Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti 2GB Windforce 2X Review

    The Geforce GTX 650 Ti is based on the GK106 die used in the GTX 660 but with some organs removed. Is it still enough to take you on the DirectX 11 virtual battlefield?

  • Corsair AX860i Digital PSU Review

    Ever since its release back in August, the Corsair AX1200i became perhaps the most wanted power supply amongst all kinds of computer enthusiasts, from professionals to gamers and overclockers. However, most users did not really need that kind of power and the high retail price discouraged them from upgrading. Corsair realized this and today the

  • Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless Router Review

    The draft IEEE 802.11ac spec provides for transmission speeds up to 1300 Mb/s, which is 3 times faster the current de facto 802.11n wireless standard. We find out whether Asus's top of the line RT-AC66U is able to widen the speed gap from its predecessors such as the RT-N66U that we reviewed earlier this year.

  • High Power Astro PT 700W PSU Review

    High Power is the retail branch of Sirfa, a large and well known power supply OEM manufacturer. Last year we had the chance to take a look at their most popular products at the time, the powerful Direct12 BR and the versatile Performance Pro. Since it has been over a full calendar year since we

  • Need for Speed Most Wanted PS Vita Review

    The Need for Speed franchise has released it's latest game, and this time, they've made the jump to the Playstation Vita. Can the handheld version hold it's own against the home console versions, or should you do all your driving from the living room?

  • Impressions: ECS eZ Bun – Conference Speakerphone on the Go

    The ECS eZ Bun is a nifty little contraption that adds conference speakerphone functionality to your favourite mobile devices while on the go.

  • Intel “MIC” futures – will this derail Nvidia’s HPC business?

    Intel's Xeon Phi, even before the official announcement in the next few weeks, already has an impressive site in Texas. Should Nvidia be worried about the newcomer?

  • ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z (990FX) Review ft. Vishera FX-8350 on Phase Change

    AMD's Vishera FX is certainly not a front-runner when it comes to raw performance and power efficiency, but many enthusiasts feel that it is a more interesting animal than Ivy Bridge to handle when it comes to extreme overclocking. To advantage of the numerous fine grained controls and knobs for the CPU and memory, you'll

  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter PC Game Review

    The FPS season is back in full swing, and that means a new Medal of Honor game. Is Warfighter worth enlisting for, or should you go AWOL?

  • Intel SSD 335 240GB Performance Preview

    The Intel SSD 335 is an incremental refresh of the existing entry SSD 330 series featuring a Sandforce SF-2281 controller and bleeding edge 20nm IMFT MLC chips to deliver a potent mix of price, quality and performance. We run through a few quick benchmarks before a formal review later on.

  • OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD Review

    OCZ is a renowned manufacturer of high performance memory-related products, including solid state drives. Ever since the company acquired Indilinx, a designer of SSD platforms and controllers, they converted most of their available products to Indilinx-based designs. This includes the newest Vertex 4, the flagship series which OCZ currently retails for performance enthusiasts. Although the

  • AMD to Enter Mobile in a Money Earning Way: Launching a FirePro APU Tablet

    There's a lot of flak that both AMD and Intel are receiving on the mobile side of things. The investors want to see them go into the mobile market and earn $5-10 per chip instead of $30-X,XXX, but that’s just how the world works.

  • Phanteks PH-TC14CS CPU Cooler Review

    Phanteks is a company which entered the CPU cooling market suddenly a few months ago and managed to surprise everyone with their PH-TC14PE super tower cooler, which competed and even outperformed the most popular products from well-known manufacturers at the time of its release. There have been many who hinted that the excellent performance of

  • Nvidia’s Green Light Program Overclocking Limitations – Origins and Implications

    Recently, a new controversy appeared in the high emotional world of performance graphics cards. EVGA has just announced that they will no longer support EVBot overvoltage tool for their highest end cards. We dug up and found the reason why – to meet the Green Light program. We investigate the origins of the program and

  • There’s No Xbox 720, Next-Gen Microsoft Xbox to be Named “Xbox Next”?

    For quite some time, numerous media outlets and gamers themselves were calling the next-gen Xbox console – Xbox 720. Naturally, it made sense as it would be double the 360, but in reality, that designation never stood any chance.

  • AMD FX-8350 vs Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.8GHz – CPU Performance Compared

    Do the Piledriver FX core improvements help win back some enthusiast mind share or is it another power guzzling disappointment again?

  • AMD FX-8350 vs Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.8GHz – Multi-GPU Gaming Performance

    Nobody buys a CPU with unlocked multipliers to run it at stock frequencies, which you will see inside the many reviews around the web today. So what happens when you pit the flagship architectures together near the edge of conventional air and water cooling, Vishera FX ($199) vs Ivy Bridge ($329), at 4.8GHz? Which one

  • AMD to Announce Its Future Strategy on October 29, 2012

    During the disappointing quarterly results call (joining in all other tech companies which had a miserable quarter, including Intel etc), AMD's CEO Rory Read announced the restructuring of the company, which includes letting go 15% of its workforce.